VENEZUELA might have been the bottom team in the South American World Cup qualifying group, but it cannot be accused of being unprofessional.
Rafael Dudamel’s side faced Paraguay with no chance of qualifying for the 2018 tournament in Russia in its final game.
And according to the manager, there were various ladies of the night spending time in the hotel lobby of the Venezuelan team, The Sun reports.
Dudamel, 44, seemed to suggest they’d been planted there.
He said: “There were several female visits last night at the hotel.
“But soccer players have evolved. We are not surprised with these female visits and do not know who sent them. These are old tactics.”
Venezuela’s win over Paraguay was one of the shock results of the final round of games in South American qualifying.
The home side still had a chance of making it through to the World Cup going into the game at Estadio Defensores de Chaco in Asuncion.
And despite Paraguay creating more of the chances, the visitors took theirs through Yangel Herrera’s late goal.
The New York City FC midfielder — on loan from Manchester City — surged in with a late run into the box after a magnificent 50m dribble on the right flank from Romulo Otero.
Venezuela finished rock bottom of the group on just 12 points from 18 games, but it will hope to do better in the next World Cup qualifiers, with a young side and many players in their early 20s.
ANOTHER STAR SAYS NO TO SEX
Venezuelan players weren’t the only ones saying no to getting busy. NFL star Dak Prescott has taken a vow of celibacy, according to reports in the US.
The quarterback has struggled in his second season in the league and his Dallas Cowboys have won just two of five matches so far this season.
According to gossip site TerezOwens, the 24-year-old has told rumoured girlfriend Yasmine Nicole Lee that he will not be having sex until Dallas are mathematically out of the play-offs.
A source is quoted as saying: “Dak is enjoying the process of getting to know her without the pressure of having sex, he already told her that he won’t be doing anything until the season ends, or until they’re mathematically out of the play-offs.”
Yasmine, who has almost 60,000 followers on Instagram, hinted at a romance with the young QB.
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At the start of October, she was pictured in the front row at the Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium wearing a Prescott jersey.
She captioned the picture: “I’m only really watching one player.”
A week later, during the Cowboys’ stunning late defeat to the Green Bay Packers, she appeared to be in a box.
The pair are yet to be seen together or make any public announcement.